Bishop Anders Arborelius: Former Lutheran
Bishop Arborelius was born in Switzerland, but moved to Sweden at a very young age. As a young boy, he was a nominal Lutheran, as are most Swedes. By the age of 15 he had a longing to be Catholic, through contact with Catholics in Switzerland and the Bridgettine Sisters in Sweden. He had determined that, if Truth existed, it was in the Catholic Church. He became a Catholic at the age of 20. Reading Teresa of Lisieux attracted him to Carmelite spirituality, to which order he joined, eventually becoming a priest and later a bishop.